Mom’s Lady SweaterHooray, it’s done at last and Mom loves it. That’s mostly the color, but it’s hard to go wrong with Sundara. This is Marina over Icicles, which is definitely the kind of blue that my mom loves. The pattern is the incredibly popular February Lady Sweater, which after this second one I don’t think I’ll make again.
Jett’s SocksSince I made Fuzzy Feet for everyone else in my sister’s family I wanted to make something to keep baby Jett’s feet warm too. Alas, slippers would not stay on a baby, and I’ve discovered that booties are not a win. I went with socks, and the first pattern I pulled off of a ravelry search that was free and came in toddler size (Margaret’s kids have big feet, so I went a size up) was the Hat Heel pattern from Knitty.
The concept is great. Instead of toe-up or cuff down, start with a heel, and then work out. I imagine that if I were a fan of making socks I would thrilled. As it turns out, I am still not a sock knitter. I make socks only because sometimes (like this winter) it becomes apparent that there are occasions that call for hand-made wool socks because you can’t actually buy anything warm enough in the stores. So, if you are a sock knitter, this is a pattern you will probably want to try, preferably not in a solid color like the one I used because the coolness of the concept will be clearer in a variegated color. The pattern itself really could have been more concisely written, but if you can put up with the choose-your-own-adventure verbose instructions you may like the socks.